Thursday, November 23, 2017

Net Neutrality, Letter to My Congressman

Net Neutrality

I'm writing to my congressman about Net Neutrality because I think its removal will harm everyone.

The email sent to Congressman Doug Lamborn

Hello Mr. Lamborn,

This is an open letter that I'm also posting to my blog. I'm writing about the Net Neutrality vote coming up in the FCC.  I'm a writer who's written 28 books (Epic Fantasy and kid's books) and self-published them.  As part of my publishing, I spend vast amounts of time online to market and run other aspects of the self-run business.

While I understand that internet companies such as Comcast state that they need to remain competitive, the reality is that the removal of Net Neutrality will result in fees that penalize high usage.  This will become a struggle for those who have to choose between providing for their family and paying extra for a little more bandwidth.

In this day and age, to get a job, or start a company, you have to have internet access and spend extensive hours online.  Removing Net Neutrality would hurt the people who need it the most.

In addition, the internet has become a way for young minds to learn about the world both socially and academically.  I believe removal of Net Neutrality would stunt that knowledge and hinder advancements in humanity.

This is a time of unprecedented communication in politics and human rights.  The internet is the new means of discussing political beliefs and ideas.  While this appears to be a dumpster fire of an idea right now, I believe it is still vital in the progress of humanity and our understanding of each other.

These are just some of the reasons I ask you to please prevent the FCC from destroying Net Neutrality.

All my best,

John H. Carroll

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